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The Mill Street Milanese

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image of Mill St. signpost ©2016 by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA

     The Mill Street Milanese is modeled after a great old Italian bass attributed to Testore, of Milan, Italy

 

My model brings this bass up to modern standards and, like  all of my models, accommodates a bit of variability in size (rib depth, body length and string length). This allows adaptability for different players typically at no additional cost. 

image of Seth Kimmel hand made Cat-scroll bass #75 neck and scroll being held by its owner Niels Miller; background includes black and white graphic floral art; Made in Eugene, Oregon USA;   ©2023 by Niels Miller

A Recent Milanese:

image of Double Bass #51 ©2017 by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA

Here is video from 2019 Tyler Abbot playing #18, a Ponderosa Pine top with a Western Maple flat back, made in 2011 (!) with the rest of the University of Oregon string department on the other bits, in the UO's Beall Hall.

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